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Illinois and Other States Leading in Green Building

In 2012, green buildings sprouted up across Illinois like wild flowers (let’s say violets, since we’re talking about the Land of Lincoln.)In fact, last year the state certified 156 LEED projects, representing 25 million square feet of real estate....

Posted February 13, 2013    

The Brilliance of Green Building is Shining at Rio+20

It is time that we steered by the stars, not the lights of each passing ship.” — General Omar BradleyThe green building world knows the following statistic all too well. On average, we spend 90 percent of our time indoors. That’s 21.6 hours out of...

Posted June 21, 2012    

The Road to Rio+20: Houston is a city leading by example

Houston's sustainability strategy is impressive, an example of the key position cities have in driving the green economy forward. When you think of Houston you might think of 10-gallon cowboy hats, Nasa and a terrific barbecue. But you might not...

Posted April 25, 2012    

Think Buildings: At the Vanguard of the Green Economy

Cross-posted from GreenSource's The Green Source: A Blog of Sustainable BuildingOne of the bright spots at this COP is the work being done to quick start funding for the Green Climate Fund, which was one of the most significant outcomes from last...

Posted December 12, 2011